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You are invited! Stop in and say “Hi!”

Mark your calendars for April 16th!

Home Educators for Excellence is having our annual spring open house, registration, and used book/curriculum sale!

Stop by from 11am to 2pm on April 16th for a tour, sit in on a class, meet our teachers and families, and stock up on books, curricula, games, and more!
New for next year – all classes are open to nonmembers! Membership is still available and the best value for those taking multiple classes. Try out Spanish, science, or art – take one class or take them all!

Registration will be open for everyone and open house attendees who sign up for membership and register by April 23rd will receive a reduced membership fee.

We also offer a split payment plan and money towards tuition can be earned through Shop with Scrip as well! See the website at www.shopwithscrip.com for a list of places that will give you money towards tuition when you shop with them!

Classes for 2015-2016 will be released on April 9th when registration for current members opens. Check back then!

What is HEdFEx?

We are an academic-focused home school group, meeting in Excelsior, MN, that utilizes professional instructors and small class sizes to support our homeschool curriculum.

We are a group of home educators of all faiths, beliefs, and theories who want a non-judgmental and accepting environment in which our children receive high quality, challenging classes taught by experts.

We offer a la carte classes for preschool through age 14, parent support and networking, field trips, information sessions for parents and more!

Upcoming Events!

We’re fighting cabin fever and getting out of town!

Join us at Big Thrill Factory on January 21st for a mid-winter blast! Admission is $7 and RSVPs are required.

On February 5th, Hedfex is between terms so we’re headed down to Wabasha to see the eagles at The National Eagle Center. It’s a great day trip and very interesting! Cost is $5 per person. The eagle demonstration starts at 12:00 and we have a room reserved for lunch at 1:00. Bring a bag lunch. There will also be time to explore their interactive exhibit and visit the resident eagles who live on site. RSVPs are required.

To RSVP, please see the calendar page, click on the event, and submit the contact form.

Rebates for tuition?

Interested in classes but need options for payment?  Hedfex participates in Shopping with Scrips. Members sign up to participate and purchase gift cards for places that they would already be spending money: Cub, Old Navy, Home Depot, Super America, Amazon, etc. There are hundreds of vendors in the Scrips program!  Each vendor offers a rebate of the amount purchased.  For example, purchase a $100 gift card for Cub and $4.00 goes in to your Hedfex account to be used for tuition.  Order an Old Navy gift card and get 14% of your purchase back!  Gift cards can be purchased in the form of e-cards that are delivered immediately to your inbox, traditional plastic cards, and plastic cards that are instantly reloadable.  Families and friends of members can participate, too, so if Grandma is remodeling her kitchen and purchasing cabinets from Home Depot, 5% will be credited to her student’s account!  It all adds up!  Please visit Shop with Scrips for more details and contact Jen at membership@hedfex.org for questions.

Registration for Non-members opens on August 4, 2014

All of our J term classes and several classes each full term are open to non members starting on August 4th.  It’s a great opportunity to try out the co-op and see if it works for your family.  Or to just take an awesome class!  There’ll be singing, dancing, and creating for everyone!
Forms can be downloaded here and sent in to our Registrar. Available seats will be filled in the order that registrations are received.

Registration for 2014-2015 is open!

We are excited to announce our great class offerings as well as a few new opportunities! Our new location has plenty of space so we have added parent classes, a lending library, and private music lessons through Academy of Music.

Many of Academy of Music instructors have made themselves available to teach private lessons on Thursdays.  They offer not only an amazing range of instruments but incredibly talented instructors as well!  There are offering private lessons in voice, harp, piano, guitar, ukulele, violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, flute, recorder, and saxophone.  Arrangements for private lessons are between the instructors and families and outside of Hedfex enrollment but in order to facilitate a connection, we have sign-up sheets available during the open house.  If you are interested in connecting with an instructor for a particular instrument, please sign up.  You can also contact MCAOM directly through their website at Mount Calvary Academy of Music or call them at 952-474-8893 ext 111. 

We are moving! We are so excited to announce that after 9 years in the south metro, Home Educators for Excellence (HEdFEx) is moving to a new location in Excelsior!

Starting on September 4th with our fall open house, we will be leasing space at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church at 301 County Road 19, Excelsior! Our new location has triple the number of classrooms, a beautiful common area for parents to relax in, an industrial kitchen for making lunch or holding cooking classes, and huge gym! Our new space will give us the opportunity to offer expanded class offerings as well as a lending library, book club, and classes just for parents!

Mt. Calvary is also home to Academy of Music and their instructors are looking forward to providing our group music and drama classes as well as offering private lessons during co-op hours. Academy of Music offers lessons in a wide range of instruments including harp and voice! More details and sign up sheets will be available from 11am-2pm on April 17th at our spring open house and used book sale. The open house and book sale will be held at our current location in Burnsville at Presbyterian Church of the Apostles at 701 E 130th Street in Burnsville 55337.

Our class offerings for 2014-2015 will be opened for registration to new members on April 17th so stop in and meet some of our instructors, our families and stock up on books and curriculum! The family fee (covers facility rental and insurance) is normally $125. Attendees of the open house who register by April 24th will receive a discounted family fee of $100. For families who only plan on attending for one term, there is a reduced family fee of $65. We also participate in Shop with Scrips and rebates earned through the program are credited towards your child’s tuition. New members will be able to sign up and earn money for tuition over the summer. We’ll have a group discussion on the program during the open house!

Open house schedule:
11am- Open house and book sale starts
11:15-11:45- Learn more about Shop with Scrips to cover tuition with Julie R.
12:00-1:00- Homeschooling101 workshop with veteran homeschool mom, Shannen E.
2:00- Open House and book sale ends

This is a regular co-op day for our kids so feel free to observe a class. Many of our teachers will be available to answer questions as well.